Premier League Martin Odegaard signs new five-year deal to stay at Arsenal

Martin Odegaard has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at Arsenal until the summer of 2028.

The 24-year-old Norway midfielder joined the Gunners from Real Madrid initially on loan in January 2021 before signing a permanent four-year deal that August, with a club option to extend his stay for a further 12 months.

A statement on Arsenal’s website confirmed: “Our captain Martin Odegaard has signed a new long-term contract with the club,” adding: “The Norway international is now in his fourth season with us, having initially joined on loan from Real Madrid in January 2021. He was named our Player of the Season last term after a stellar campaign in which he amassed 15 goals – all in the Premier League – to jointly top our scoring charts from midfield.

“Blessed with incredible vision and awareness, Martin’s performances in 2022-23 also earned him a place in the PFA Team of the Year, and nominations for the Premier League Player of the Season, Premier League Young Player of the Season, and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards. He was also named the Premier League Player of the Month for November/December 2022.”

On signing the deal, he said: “Signing a new contract was a really easy decision for me for lots of reasons. Mainly what we are doing right now as a club is special, and I want to be a part of that. I’m really excited for what’s to come here. I’ve found a place where I can be really settled and call my home.

“My story is a bit different maybe, as I moved around different clubs since I was 16. At Arsenal, since the first day, I’ve felt great and this is definitely my home now. I just want to say thanks to everyone working at the club and of course, our fantastic supporters. I will continue to give everything to bring success to this club in the years to come.”

Odegaard has made 112 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring 27 goals and providing 15 assists.

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